International Football History and Statistics

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1930 Swansea Town signed Sid Lawrence as a professional following a three week trial. He became one of the best full backs in the Second Division during the 1930s and played in 7 internationals for Wales between 1933 and 1936. In the summer of 1939 he moved to Swindon Town but the war broke out after 3 games for them and ended his first class career. For Swansea he appeared in 312 League matches and scored 11 goals.
1959 It was announced that in the future the football pools promoters would pay an agreed sum for the use of the Football League fixture lists. Two months earlier the League had won a judgement in Chancery that their fixture lists were copyright. In Substance it meant that no one could use the lists withot the agreement of the League. Even the clubs themselves can only print their own fixtures in the club programme under licence.
1960 Jimmy O'Neill, Everton's Eire international goalkeeper, transferred to Stoke City. Signed for the Goodison club in 1949 and took over from Ted Sagar in 1952 but only had three seasons as a regular, subsequently losing his place to Albert Dunlop. Played 16 times for Eire between 1952 and 1959. Won a Second Division medal with Stoke in 1963 and moved to Darlington in the following season and to Port Vale early in 1965.
1966 In the first of the World Cup semi-finals, West Germany beat Russia 2-1 at Goodison Park before a crowd of a mere 38,273. Chislenko, the Russian winger, was sent off following an incident with a German player. This was the fourth occasion during the final stages of the competition that players had been dismissed in such circumstances. With the exception of one player who was sent off for remarks made to a referee, no player was sent off in any match where the Germans did not provide the opposition.
1993 Egland win the European Youth Championships by beating Turkey 1-0.
1993 Brazil lose for the first time ever World Cup qualifying match to Bolivia in La Paz.